In our Universe, the Milky Way is but a small part of an arm of the Laniakea galaxy supercluster. Laniakea is more than 520 million light years in diameter and all galaxies therein are being pulled together by a dense central region called The Great Attractor.
Researchers at Northwestern University combined gold nanoparticles (in yellow) with small interfering RNAs (in green) to knock down an oncogene that is overexpressed in #glioblastoma, increasing survival rates significantly in animals with the deadly disease. Designed to target a specific cancer-causing gene in cells, the drug simply flips the switch of the troublesome oncogene to “off,” silencing the gene. #GBM #braincancer